lantern slide



a slide or transparency for projection by a slide projector or magic lantern.

Origin of lantern slide

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lantern slide

Historical Examples of lantern slide

  • Groups of people come and go like figures on a lantern-slide.

    The Ways of Men

    Eliot Gregory

  • It stimulates the same nerve centers in me that a lantern-slide lecture on "Palestine—the Old and the New," does.

    Of All Things

    Robert C. Benchley

  • Then the fog closed in, and, as a picture on a lantern-slide fades and disappears, she vanished and was gone!

  • When Sara had stirred ever so faintly, Ram Dass had closed the lantern-slide and lain flat upon the floor.

    A Little Princess

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • He must draw in somewhere: he was worth only—the line of figures slipped in before his eyes with its lantern-slide coldness.

    Santa Claus's Partner

    Thomas Nelson Page

British Dictionary definitions for lantern slide

lantern slide


(formerly) a photographic slide for projection, used in a magic lantern
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